Abstraction Studio Art with David Palliser

Level: Beginner/Intermediate/All levels
Ages: This course is designed for adults, and is suitable for age 14 +


5-week Short Course – Enrolments now open!

  • Dates: Mondays, 26-Apr, 3-May, 10-May, 17-May, 24-May, 31-May, 7-Jun, 2021
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: NEW Hawthorn Studio?
  • Course fee: $TBC

Melbourne Art Class welcomes one of Australia’s most extraordinary abstract artists – David Palliser – to conduct a new course solely dedicated to abstract studio art practice.

This course introduces the key elements and techniques of abstraction for beginner students, and creates space for artists who would like to either revisit the fundamentals or take their exploration of abstraction to the next level.

A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in acrylics.

The course will explore the following:

  • Colour using collage and paint mixing
  • Positive and negative space as the starting point for an image
  • Intuition, gesture and risk

David has had over twenty solo exhibitions and his work has been acquired by collections such as the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.


David Palliser, Wayside Travel Dispute, 2016, 112x97cm, source: davidpalliser.com

David has participated in numerous exhibitions, including Imagine, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2006 and Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2013. David has also attended residencies at Leipzig in 2015 and Berlin in 2016.

Classes are restricted to about eight places to ensure one-on-one tuition.


Enrolment details

Dates: Mondays, 26-Apr, 3-May, 10-May, 17-May, 24-May, 31-May, 7-Jun, 2021 – 7 weeks
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: NEW Hawthorn Studio
Materials: Basic materials are included in the course fee, however, ongoing students will be encouraged to put together a materials kit
Course fee: $TBC

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Terms & Conditions (excerpt): For all withdrawal requests received less than 14 days prior to the course commencement date, either prior to the course commencement date, during the course or after the course has finished, no refund or credit will be provided.

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    Feedback from our Abstraction students

    “The classes were well structured and David was able to give us personalized feedback and follow up. He is such a talented painter and he was encouraging us to try different things and pushing toward alternative directions to explore concepts.” Luciana – June, 2019

    “This course is an opportunity to focus on art in a well-supplied studio with a fantastic art tutor.” Liz – June, 2019